Huntsville, known as the Rocket City for its association with U.S. space exploration, is one of the largest cities in Alabama. It is located in the Tennessee River Valley, and Huntsville visitors will enjoy historic architecture, museums and the area's scenic beauty. Whether you are in town to relax or enjoy the sights, Huntsville will not disappoint.
Huntsville, Alabama hotels are conveniently located near interesting attractions, including:
The U.S. Space and Rocket Center, one of the largest space museums in the world, has more than 1,500 space artifacts on display. Home to the Apollo Program and U.S. Space Camp, the center has many interactive science exhibits, simulators, lectures and training exercises for both kids and adults.
Situated on 112 acres, the Huntsville Botanical Garden is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Alabama. Stroll through the peaceful Biblical garden, a butterfly house and vegetable and wildflower gardens—just a few of the sites on the beautiful grounds.
Not far from downtown Huntsville is Monte Sano State Park, which means "Mountain of Health" in Spanish. Visitors can explore more than 14 miles of scenic hiking and biking trails and there is even a playground for the little ones.
Get up close and personal with wildlife at Harmony Park Safari, where exotic animals such as zebras, camels and emus will walk right up to your car. You can purchase a bucket of food at the entrance to feed the animals from your car window—watch out for wet tongues and animal drool!
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and head to Green Mountain, where you will find the Madison County Nature Trail. Have a picnic, go for a walk around Sky Lake or simply enjoy being in nature, whether you are there in the summer or winter.
Head to Monaco Pictures for dinner and a movie, and you can even experience their VIP "Privé Experience." The state-of-the-art theater boasts reclining seats and an elevated lounge with a wine tasting bar, restaurant and upscale concessions.
After a day of adventures with the family, relax at one of our Huntsville, AL hotels. Let Choice Hotels provide the hospitality and service you need to wake up feeling refreshed when your next day here begins.
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